About The Sleep Doctor

The Sleep Doctor first launched in 2008. Guided by the expertise of Dr. Michael J. Breus, our site has since become a leading authority in the field of sleep health. The Sleep Doctor team is dedicated to helping readers get the rest they need, make meaningful lifestyle changes to ensure high-quality sleep, and achieve peak performance during their waking hours.

Our team is dedicated to helping readers get the rest they need, make meaningful lifestyle changes to ensure high-quality sleep, and achieve peak performance during their waking hours.

We cover all aspects of sleep health and science. Recently, our website has grown to also feature information about different types of sleep products. Our expanding team now includes sleep product experts who personally test mattresses, pillows, sheets, and other bedroom essentials. As The Sleep Doctor evolves, we will continue to deliver evidence-based content intended to help you understand sleep and use this information to sleep better.


About The Sleep Doctor, Dr. Michael Breus

Dr. Michael Breus

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Dr. Michael J. Breus is a clinical psychologist with more than two decades of experience in his field. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Breus is one of the only psychologists to pass the Sleep Medicine Specialty board without attending medical school. In 2021, Reader’s Digest named him the best sleep specialist in the state of California.

Dr. Breus is also a best-selling author. His publications include four books:

  • Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health (2006)
  • The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (2011)
  • The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype–and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More (2016)
  • Energize!: Go From Dragging Ass to Kicking It in 30 Days (2021)

Dr. Breus lectures all over the world and serves as an expert resource for most major publications, doing more than 250 interviews per year.


About our team

David Rubin Profile Picture
David Rubin Certified Sleep Science Coach, Director of Product Testing
David is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with a lifelong passion for well-being and health optimization. His interest in sleep… Read more
Alison Deshong Profile Picture
Alison Deshong Staff Writer, Product Testing Team
Alison is a health writer with ample experience reading and interpreting academic, peer-reviewed research. Based in San Diego, she is… Read more
Allyson Hoffman Profile Picture
Allyson Hoffman Staff Writer, Sleep Health
Allyson is a freelance writer and editor as well as an educator based in Norway. She has a master’s degree… Read more
Rebecca Levi Profile Picture
Rebecca Levi Staff Writer, Sleep Health
With a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Indiana University Bloomington, Rebecca enjoys making accurate, up-to-date health information accessible to all… Read more
Afy Okoye Profile Picture
Afy Okoye Staff Writer, Sleep Health
Afy is a writer and creative strategist in San Francisco with a master’s degree in international health policy from the… Read more
Garen Glazier Profile Picture
Garen Glazier Staff Writer, Product Testing Team
Garen is a health and lifestyle content creator. She realized the importance of sleep when her children made getting a… Read more
Matthew Whittle Profile Picture
Matthew Whittle Staff Writer
Matt Whittle is a freelance writer and editor who holds a B.A. in English from Penn State University. He has… Read more
Brittany Patterson Profile Picture
Brittany Patterson Staff Writer, Sleep Products
Brittany is a professional copywriter and editor who has struggled with insomnia since childhood. She understands the importance of adequate… Read more
Janet Larson Profile Picture
Janet Larson Staff Writer, Sleep Health
Janet is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Fancy Gap, Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in literature… Read more
Laura Rubin Profile Picture
Laura Rubin Staff Writer, Sleep Health
Laura is a freelance writer and editor based in Denver. With bachelor’s degrees in writing and environmental science as well… Read more
Pranshu Adavadkar Profile Picture
Pranshu Adavadkar Expert Reviewer
As a board-certified sleep medicine physician with over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Adavadkar is an expert in diagnosing… Read more

Our team of experts is responsible for personally testing and reviewing every product featured on The Sleep Doctor. Each product undergoes a series of hands-on evaluations based on performance factors that are relevant for sleepers. These tests are the backbone of our product ratings and reviews. If we haven’t evaluated it firsthand, we won’t recommend it.

If we haven’t evaluated a product firsthand, we won’t recommend it.

Each member of our testing and content teams brings years of experience and expertise to their role.


More about The Sleep Doctor

Medical Disclaimer

The Sleep Doctor publishes sleep-related digital content. Although some of our content pertains to health and medicine, the information on this site is intended for general purposes and should never  substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Our readers should not disregard recommendations from their doctor based on something they have read on The Sleep Doctor. Contact your doctor or local emergency services if you experience a medical emergency, and always consult a physician before taking medication or implementing changes to your diet.

The Sleep Doctor makes product recommendations based on hands-on testing. However, we do not make any representation about the efficacy or safety of these products. Furthermore, we do not endorse specific tests, medications, medical procedures, health products, or clinical care providers featured in our digital content.

Advertising Disclosure

The Sleep Doctor maintains affiliate relationships with sleep product brands. These include cost-per-click and affiliate fee relationships, for which we receive a commission when our readers click a product link and purchase that product. Funding from these partnerships allows us to conduct original research, consult with various experts, and bring our readers the informative, in-depth content they have come to expect from this website.

We strive for complete transparency with regard to how we test products and choose which ones to feature in our product guides. The bottom line: our working relationships with brands never influence the products we recommend. View our full advertising disclosure to learn more about how we make decisions about product recommendations and how we keep our editorial process independent.

Privacy Policy

The Sleep Doctor is committed to protecting the privacy of our readers. Visit our privacy policy to learn about the types of information we collect from our readers, how we collect it, with whom we share it, and the measures we take to ensure your privacy throughout this process.